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Diploma in Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician

Humber College’s Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician diploma program prepares you for a career as a technician capable of designing, installing and servicing many different types of energy systems.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 7,496 per semester
Location: North Campus (Toronto, Canada)

As you progress through the Humber College’s Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician diploma program, you will become familiar with the installation and service techniques of heating and air conditioning systems in residential and small commercial buildings. As well, you will learn to size, select and maintain equipment for building comfort according to various industry standards. When students meet or exceed minimum TSSA course attendance and course mark criteria, they are eligible to write G3, G2 and OBT3 licence exams.

Student Experience

Our goal is to prepare technicians in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration engineering technologies who can meet the challenges of rapidly advancing new technologies. Students will get opportunities to be placed in areas to get real job experience.

Software & Technology

Increasingly, HVAC technicians enter a building not with a tool box, but with a laptop computer. Our programs focus on giving you the basic skills to design and service HVAC equipment, by using the latest industry software programs. You will also learn how to use and interpret industry specific testing and measuring devices.

Courses include:

  • Refrigeration
  • HVAC Controls
  • Engineering Practices
  • Installation Practices
  • Gas Code
  • Technical Mathematics

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Today’s residential central air conditioning and heating systems are more energy efficient than those that were typically installed in the past. As this sector continues to address Canadians’ concerns about rising energy prices and the environment, there will be ongoing opportunities for you to work with design contractors in installing, servicing and retrofitting heating, ventilation and air conditioning and refrigeration (HRAC) equipment.

As well, you could choose to work as a sales representative, specifications writer or service representative. With further experience, you could become an estimator, working with plans and specifications to determine material and labour requirements in preparation of contract bids.

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